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Kotkhai rape case: HC gives CBI 11 weeks to complete probe

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The High today gave the eleven weeks to complete the investigations in the rape-and-case of a minor girl in

A division bench of Acting and Justice passed the orders after perusing the status report submitted by the which also filed an affidavit in the and asked for more time to complete the investigations.

The has fixed March 28 for the next hearing in the matter.

The 16-year-old girl had gone missing in Halila in area of district on July 4 last year and her bare body was recovered on July 6.

After the postmortem report confirmed rape and murder, a case was registered and following public outcry, a Special Investigation team was constituted which arrested six persons.

One of the six accused in the case died in police custody and eight police officers, including an IG-rank officer, were arrested by the in connection with the custodial death.

Both the matters - the rape-and-case and the custodial death case - were handed to the CBI on July 19.

The CBI has already filed charge-sheet against eight police personnel in custodial death case and the accused are in jail but there has been no breakthrough in the rape-and- case.

The CBI has also announced an award of Rs 10 lakh for providing credible clue in the rape-and-murder case.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 22:10 IST